Dokic to Join Broncos in Spring
Dec. 12, 2016

BOISE, Idaho - Four-time Australian junior national champion Anja Dokic (AWN-yuh / DOE-kitch) signed a financial aid agreement to join the Boise State women’s tennis program, beginning in January. Dokic will be a freshman and is eligible to compete immediately.

“Anja is an incredible tennis talent and will bring extensive high-level experience to our program,” said Boise State head coach Beck Roghaar. “She's consistently been one of the top players her age in Australia and she's got the national championship titles to prove it. This is a big day for our program.”

Dokic won two 12/U national singles titles early in her career, then captured national championships in singles and doubles at the 16/U classification. She has reached as high as 272 in the world junior tennis rankings and competed in the main draw of two grand slams on the junior circuit.

“I chose Boise State because I have heard wonderful things about the college in athletics and academics,” Dokic said. “I am honored to receive this scholarship as I know that it will come with many opportunities both academically and in tennis. I am thrilled to be joining a program where the team is united and so supportive of one another. Coach Roghaar and the girls on the team have been so friendly and excited to have me joining the team. I cannot wait to get started.”

“I love Anja's blue collar work ethic and how much she loves to play the game,” Roghaar said. “She has a true love and passion for the sport and we are excited at the opportunities she has in front of her as part of our program to take her skills and passion and success to new heights.”

Dokic carries a 10.1 Universal Tennis Rating. Her rating would equate to a five-star recruit for prospects in the United States.

“On the court, Anja plays a big, aggressive game that can hurt her opponents quickly and from many different spots on the court,” said Roghaar. “Anja is an excellent doubles player and brings a lot of high level success on that front as well which will also make an impact for us right away. It's an added bonus that she's a lefty as it's been a few years since we've had a lefty in the program as well. Off the court, Anja is a really fun and outgoing person and will add a lot to our group dynamic. The team and staff are very excited for her to get going with us in spring."

Throughout her junior career, Dokic has competed at the highest levels. She has reached the finals of numerous Grade 4 ITF tournaments in singles and doubles, including a doubles victory at the 2014 18/U Victorian Cup.

“I am so excited to be in a team atmosphere especially at Boise State because I have noticed how supportive the coaches and the teammates are of each other,” said Dokic. “I know that having the right people around me who will support me and push me to strive for my best will help me improve both on the court and as a person.”

In 2010, Dokic spent a month touring Europe as a member of the 12/U Australian National Team.

Boise State kicks off its spring schedule Jan. 27, at home against Eastern Washington. Djokic joins a star-studded freshman class, including five-star Lilian Poling, four-star Jovana Kuljanin and four-star Wiktoria Nosek.

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